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The JDA show in January has been
cancelled due to problems with the venue.
The 2018 SAM's LOW Steeplechase Cup heats
have been announced. (
With regret South Eastern Agility have
decided to cancel their January 7th show. (
Tuffley Champ show has a new venue this year
just outside of Gloucester City Centre. (
The squad to represent GB at the BSD World Championship in Slovenia next
April has been announced.
The Agenda for the next ALC meeting in January can
be found on the Kennel Club web site.
(KC web site)
The 2018 Agility Shows Diary is now
on sale. (ASO)
Some of the dates of the Moonlight
have changed as they've had to find a new venue. (
The 2018 heats for the LOW 550 series have been
The KC Olympia Stakes finalists revealed.
Thames has decided that they will not be
holding a Limited Agility Show in 2018. (
The Rescue page is sponsored
Rescue a dog. Rescue yourself.
Here are some
of the latest arrivals but there
are many more looking for active homes. Yes, there are quite a few
collies but there are also other breeds of all sizes and, on
occasion, some from outside the UK.
You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using the
This is a free service for rescue organisations and private
Following the BSD Team Selection Day last autumn, a
team of eight dogs and handlers drove out to Germany
to represented Great Britain at the FMBB World
launching a brand new 4-day event next June at Addington Manor for ambitious
handlers looking for a challenge.
It was the second year that Mandy Melville-Love and Darren Stokes
had been chosen for the IMCA – PAWC UK Team. This time they went out to Austria
armed with Photizo and red light technology.
Let Penny polish your prose. No job too
small. She'll even proofread your show schedules.
Discount for Agilitynet readers.
The 2017-2018 schedules are flooding in so you can plan your next few
months of shows.
A special request to show
organisers. Please please proofread your schedules carefully before you
send them in so they do not have to be revised. The more eyes the
better. It will save delay and confusion in the end.
Over 55 and
still competing? Why not join the fun.
All points count as long as there is a rosette awarded
except 'just for fun' and training in the ring competitions.
We have made a change for
2017. Allsorts dogs have been taken out of the main categories and
given one of their own. Due to the low numbers, we have combined all
the age groups for this award.
points will count.
you to our new sponsor for making it all possible. The Big Dg Bed
Company makes good quality, comfortable beds for dogs of all sizes
as well as specialist, active recovery orthopaedic beds for working
Events added in the last two
'The Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find
training courses for me to attend. I have done training courses all
over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.'
not be practical to list ALL the schedules
available here for space reasons so we've opted for those that we've
received in the last two weeks. The shows in red are closing this
week so hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can be downloaded
direct from the
Show Diary page.
'Thank you from the whole of Active for allowing us to use
Agilitynet. It was amazing. For the 2nd year on this service, we saw
every show sold out all with waiting lists.' Stephen
You'll find a selection of agility-related and
doggie gifts on the Agilitynet Pop Up Christmas Shop. Available for one month only! Happy
shopping. Ho ho ho.
forget that you an buy and sell your unwanted items on the Flea
Market all year round.
Working Dog Society (NWDS) currently has spaces for more dogs atMerrist
Wood. They are starting a Beginners class in February.
DTC is offering their purpose-built, secure agility
training centre for use by individuals or groups in
Relief is on course to raise more money to dig boreholes in Zambia by selling
cakes at agility shows,
car boot sales and market stalls Up North. This year two of these
wells have been dedicated specifically to Otley DTS and Weardale DAC.
The agility world has lost yet another legend. It is very
sad news that Dave Andreassen has died. His funeral will be Tuesday, 19th
December, at St. Helens Crematorium, Rainford Road,
St. Heens WA10 6DF. No flowers and, if anyone wanted to do any
donations, then please give to your favourite dog charity. Afterwards, all
wishing to remember Dave will be very welcome at
Eccleston Park Golf Club, Rainhill Road, Rainhill,
St. Helens L35 4PG
Winning Out Certificates
They're back. If you have won out or moved up a level at a KC or
UKA show, you can apply for a free Agilitynet Winning Out Certificate.
All you need to do is go to
and fill in the details. Those
who have applied before the deadline on 27th December will appear on the
New Years Honours List on 1st January, too. Go for it. And don't forget
to tell you family, friends and club mates. Let's celebrate!
How much do the
WOCs mean to you?
My boy Ice won into Grade 6 in May this year. Then
at the beginning of August he went suddenly blind in
one eye and very little vision left in the other.
I'm still devastated to say the least. He still
manages to do some training and competing on small
height jumps and is loving anysize. He's a very
special boy who had so much to achieve in Grade 6
and beyond. Thank you so much for doing these
certificates. They mean a lot.
Gilbert - A Tribute
A fond farewell to the man who did so much for the agility world
and changed our lives, written by Steve Croxford,
and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Kennel Club.
We've just found this wonderful
Agility Voice editorial, written by John Gilbert which was written back in the days
when the dogwalk was known as the cat-walk. Have things changed in 25 years? Read on and judge
Fun & Games
It's never too early to bring out the Christmas games. We trot our some
fun suggestions for things to do at your club Christmas party. If you
have any other suggestions, let us know.
Report from the Agria Brillo Bounce Finals held at
the British Agility Championships and judged by international judge
Agility Team GB fitness coach Ruth MacGill says not to forget
your own fitness when making training plans this winter.
Pic of the Litter
Craig Woodhead's flying furball Fozzie is Pic of the Litter.
Don't stop me
Health Co Classic
Ten things you may not know about the Animal
Health Company Classic. There's more to hosting an agility qualifier
than you think!
Also reports from the last three heats and the grand final, judged by
Morgan is the 10 year old handler who is taking the Poodle world
by storm. She's been competing since she was seven!
Read her story in her own words...
Win Agility, an online agility training web site created by
Bonnie Quick and Nicky Grant, has launched a new Puppy Series.
Life of a KC Agility Judge
Emily Osborne started
judging five years ago because she wanted to give something back to the sport and, though it can be
hard work at times, she is still loving it.
We all know that veterinary bills can be eye
watering, so it's no wonder that about 40% of owners
have pet insurance. Policies can vary widely which
means that it is very important to get the right
cover for your dog first time. Julia Carr explains
how it works and what to look for.
Gilbert on World Agility
We take a look back into Agility history shortly after we went
to our first FCI World Championships with an article by John Gilbert. How things
have changed. Or have they?
the Three Legged Agility Dog
Heather Smith's rescue collie Milo had agility dog written all
over him. He was doing well until he was diagnosed
with cancer and his hind leg had to be amputated.
This is the amazing story of how he came back to
agility with a little help from his friends.
Agility Wit & Wisdom
It seems the cost of dog agility is quite a lot in
other countries around the world. We don't know how
lucky we are to have so many shows at such
reasonable prices for all dogs regardless of whether
pedigree or crossbreed. So says Dawn Gilmour.
Newly qualified KC and UKA judges, please put your name forward for
the Judge's A-List. Show secretaries will be booking shows for next year
and it is a great way to get on the radar.
Last 10 judges to join or update
David Carlile - Updated
Hannah Grantham - Champ Judge
Doreen Sizeland - Welcome back!
Jonathan Hallam - Updated
with Fido Treat Pods & Tuggies
Sharon Tuffnell reviews Becky Layphries' new interactive,
super squidgy treat pods and tuggies. Perfect for Agility
training, Flyball and other dog sports.
Inspired by the South African beef snack Biltong, ByBenji Training
Treats are made of
premium quality, dry cured silverside of beef. But are they worth the
money? Helen and Adrian Miller tried them out on their dogs.
Daniel Gee reviews these agility trainers designed by a German
Championship handler and now in the UK for the first time.
Smart Collar Review
Sue Culmer offered to review some Dog StreamZ collars which were kindly
donated to her rescue to test and here are her findings.
throw, launch or chuck balls for your dogs, you'll want to know more
about this new product. Rosie Lander reviews the clever new Ball Thrower
Bag. Just £10 + £3.00 P&P of pick up on at Just Dogs Live where
Jenny Fish is raising money
for Dogs Trust.
There's an extra 'run for fun' qualifier for every Grade level now, not just
the Advanced dogs. You can find a qualifier to suit you by using the
Qualifiers button on the Show Diary page. Don't be shy. Go for it!
Read Dave Deaville's Judge's report on
the Final held
at the Malvern Autumn
Show this year. Congratulations to the winners.
Agility Rocks,Dogs Matter and PAwS Shows have
teamed up to bring you The UKA South West Winter Finals with 10 heats at
UKA shows throughout the winter 2017/18.
It was a cold and windy day at Kelso
but the dogs were flying at the LOW 550
Scotland Jumping Cup Final 2017 at the Tweedbank
show. Report by Judge Fiona Turnbull.
LOW 550 Scotland
SAM's League was set up by Emily Osborne to support and represent Small
and Medium dogs that run at Lower Height in KC classes and Toy and Midi
at UKA in the UK. They now have 60 members and growing.
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